And here I thought that Palin and company were all anti-hacking. I mean, after all, Palin did go after the kid who hacked her unauthorized email account, and after Kernell was convicted, she compared the incident to Watergate.
Besides the obvious invasion of privacy and security concerns surrounding this issue, many of us are concerned about the integrity of our country’s political elections. America’s elections depend upon fair competition. Violating the law, or simply invading someone’s privacy for political gain, has long been repugnant to Americans’ sense of fair play. As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates’ private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election.
Bill Dedman on the hacking of the Crivella West Twitter feed:
The Twitter feed of the company that put online 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails for msnbc.com was hacked over the weekend, with vandals posting a series of pro-Palin and anti-Obama messages.
Among the tweets:
- Emails: Gov. Palin a Hard-Working Public Servant
- Email Witch-hunt Backfires
- Weiner's America Or Palin's America - That Is The 2012 Choice
"It appears that there is a 'hole' in one of the applications (we think Facebook) that links to Twitter," Art Crivella, founder and CEO of the company, Crivella West, told msnbc.com Sunday evening. "We've disabled them and mopped up the bile and changed all the passwords."